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The UN adopted a resolution by Russia and the United States on cybercrimes


UN Dec 6 The UN General Assembly adopted a Russian-American resolution stating the need to prevent the use of information resources and technologies for criminal and terrorist purposes, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports. The resolution was adopted without a vote. The document was co-authored by a number of states, including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan, South Africa and others. The resolution says that the UNGA considers it necessary “to prevent the use of information resources or technologies for criminal or terrorist purposes.” and communication technologies (ICTs) for peaceful purposes and to prevent conflicts arising from their use. The US accused “Russian” hackers of attempting to steal data The authors recall that a number of states are building up their capabilities in the field of information and communication technologies for military purposes and that “the use of ICT in future conflicts between states is becoming more likely.” The resolution says that the UNGA expresses concerns about malicious ICT activities targeting critical infrastructure, including providing basic services to the public. As the document states, the UNGA reaffirms that “voluntary, non-binding norms of responsible state behavior can reduce risks to international peace, security and stability “. Such norms, according to the text, set standards for the responsible behavior of states. At the same time, as noted in the text, the UNGA confirms that, taking into account the unique properties of ICT, additional norms may be developed over time. According to the resolution, the UNGA notes the possibility of developing additional obligations in the future, if necessary.

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